Public Policy and Politics
September 17, 2014 | Research News
ARMC, UGA College of Public Health to host ‘A Conversation about Ebola’ Sept. 25
As awareness spreads and questions continue about recent Ebola outbreaks in Africa, as well as increased focus on the treatment of some patients with the virus in Atlanta, the University of Georgia College of Public Health and Athens Regional Medical Center are partnering to hold a community forum to discuss the infectious disease and any potential local impacts.
September 17, 2014 | General News
Constitution Day observed at UGA Libraries
Personal letters of Abraham Baldwin and William Few, Georgia's two signers of the U.S. Constitution, are on exhibit at the University of Georgia Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library in observance of Constitution Day.
September 17, 2014 | General News
Four finalists for dean of UGA School of Law to visit campus
Four finalists for the position of dean of the University of Georgia School of Law will visit campus in October to meet with members of the university community.
September 11, 2014 | Events on Campus
UGA to debate Oxford Union Oct. 8 on campus
The University of Georgia will debate the Oxford Union Debate Society Oct. 8 at 7 p.m. in the UGA Chapel. The hybridized British/American-style debate will feature an all-star team of UGA's best debaters.
September 10, 2014 | General News
UGA team begins after-school enrichment program at two Clarke County elementary schools
A multidisciplinary team of University of Georgia faculty is partnering with the Clarke County School District this fall to provide a new after-school enrichment program aimed at improving the children's health and stimulate their learning in reading and mathematics. The program currently serves about 60 children in two elementary schools.
September 4, 2014 | Research News
News media losing role as gatekeepers to new ‘social mediators’ on Twitter, study finds
The U.S. government is doing a better job of communicating on Twitter with people in sensitive areas like the Middle East and North Africa without the participation of media organizations, according to a study co-authored by a University of Georgia researcher.
September 2, 2014 | Events on Campus
Charles Lewis lecture looks at truth and lies from those in power
The University of Georgia Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication will host Charles Lewis, professor of journalism at American University, for a lecture on Sept. 17 at 2:30 p.m. in the Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries.
August 18, 2014 | Research News
New research on ‘deadbeat dads’ offers clues to improve children’s wellbeing
Deadbeat Dads" or absent fathers who don't pay child support are an important contributing factor to child poverty rates. New research from the University of Georgia and Boston College helps explain why.
August 15, 2014 | General News
UGA mourns James Ralph Beaird, dean emeritus of School of Law
James Ralph Beaird, dean emeritus of the University of Georgia School of Law, passed away Thursday, Aug. 14, after an extended illness.
July 24, 2014 | Research News
Election surprises tend to erode trust in government
When asked who is going to win an election, people tend to predict their own candidate will come out on top. When that doesn't happen, according to a new study from the University of Georgia, these "surprised losers" often have less trust in government and democracy.
July 15, 2014 | General News
UGA experts available during election season
With the July 22 primary runoff elections approaching, experts from the University of Georgia are available to provide commentary during this election season.
July 10, 2014 | Events on Campus
Media advisory: Atlanta Consular Corps to donate papers to Russell Library
The University of Georgia Russell Library for Political Research and Studies and the Atlanta Consular Corps will hold a signing ceremony and reception July 16 at 10:30 a.m. in Room 285 of the Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries to herald the donation of the corps' papers to the Russell Library.
July 7, 2014 | Events on Campus
UGA political science department to host national conference
The University of Georgia School of Public and International Affairs will hold the 31st Annual Meeting of the Society for Political Methodology on July 24-26 at the Georgia Center for Continuing Education. The meeting is being hosted by UGA's department of political science.
July 3, 2014 | General News
UGA innovation lab participates in Clinton Foundation’s launch of Haiti peanut depot
June 2, 2014 | General News
Climatologists available to comment on EPA power plant regulations
On June 2, the Environmental Protection Agency released proposed regulations to reduce carbon emissions from existing power plants. According to the EPA, one-third of greenhouse gas emissions come from electricity generation, and coal-the most carbon-intensive fossil fuel-is responsible for the majority of that. The new regulations ask existing plants to reduce carbon emissions by 30 percent from their 2005 levels by 2030. The rule will go into effect in June 2016, following a one-year comment period.